John F. Kennedy Speech, July 15, 1960
Address Accepting the Democratic Party Nomination for the Presidency. Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California.
Source John F. Kennedy Presidential LibraryRun time 21:40Label / Recorded by White House
A digital copy of this White House recording has been provided by the Miller Center of Public Affairs. For more information on this and other recordings, visit the Miller Center's Scripps Library.
April 21, 2005
Church and the state No!
Very rousing speech given By Kennedy accepting the Nomination for his party. What I found surprising in this speech is his scathing remarks about Nixon, and the fact that if he is elected, how he will further distance God and the State. As a matter of fact, he actually says God has very little to do with politics, which is a surprising statement to make in a forum like this, and I wonder what triggered it. He further talks about the state of America and abroad, and once again, the tape just abruptly ends. Great speech though, better than the inaugral, imho.